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Under the direction of the Manager, Neurodiagnostics, and with guidance of the Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Coordinator, the Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Specialist-Objective conducts more complex intraoperative neuromonitoring procedures. This position is responsible for the successful completion of daily operations with the main emphasis on high quality patient related procedures which adhere to the guidelines and technical standards of the National Competency Skill Standards for Performing Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring as set forth by the American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists. This position shows proficiency and expertise in the technical aspects of intraoperative neuromonitoring while performing complex procedures.
The IONM Specialist – Objective is a multi-skilled allied health professional who may perform intraoperative procedures including, but not limited to evoked potentials (EP), electroencephalograms (EEG) and electromyography (EMG).
The IONM Specialist-Objective works independently and with indirect supervision of a physician who is responsible for interpretation and clinical correlation of the results. This physician may not be physically present during the procedures and so the technologist must be able to analyze data during the recording, making certain that the information being obtained is valid and interpretable. A relevant patient history obtained by the technologist guides to some degree how the test will be conducted; therefore, he/she must be knowledgeable in clinical neurology.
Work Schedule: 100% FTE, 40 hours per week. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department.
Multiple Openings: This posting represents multiple openings.
UW Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Work experience that is relevant to the position will be taken into consideration when determining the starting base pay.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Education: Minimum - 1.) Graduation from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited Electroneurodiagnostic (END) Program AND 2 years’ experience performing IONM procedures.
OR 2.) Four years combination of training and experience performing IONM procedures, including two (2) years of EEG.
Preferred - Bachelor’s of Science from an accredited college or university in a relevant field
Work Experience: Minimum - See Education requirement
Licenses & Certifications:
CNIM registry from ABRET (the American Board of Registration of Electroneurodiagnostic Technology)
Preferred - R. EEG T., and CNIM registry from ABRET
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Knowledge of currently accepted standards of practice when performing clinical neurophysiology testing.
Thorough knowledge of intraoperative neuromonitoring procedures and practices.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Positive interpersonal skills with patients, families, co-workers, physicians and other medical staff.
Knowledge of neuroanatomy and physiology, basic electronics and electrical safety, digital recording systems, pattern recognition and various medical and pharmacological conditions that influence the neuromonitoring procedures.
Knowledge of universal infection control standards and its effect on practices.
Knowledge of latest intraoperative neuromonitoring practices, and procedures.
Physical Requirements: Light - Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.
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